Saturday, 20th February 1:45pm Bloomsbury Ballroom

Bernard Chandran

I did a double take when the models first walked out looking like offsprings of a clown and a geisha. This is probably not new and in fact I feel that a lot of you will agree, but clowns and geishas freak the living daylight out of me. Oh what an irony, yes yes I do remember dubbing the LFW scene a ‘circus’ a few posts below. Although I confess, the makeup did eventually grow on me as the collection streamed out, made up by the extensive use of feathers, because only then the general vibe developed into a fantastic midnight exotic bird parade. The colour palette mainly consisted of charcoal grey with pops of electric blue, purple or yellows; fabric weights ranged from sheer to heavy textured knits. Especially loved the oversized bags and sailor knots with dark coloured ropes, I think it’s time to get in touch with my inner pirate and learn how to knot my victim sweaters…

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  1. wow. i thought the first model was a mannequin at first. these photos are so incredible – such good details. love the last one… reminds me of a bird of paradise – striking a pose in all its glory. really lovely.

  2. SAY WHA!
    yellow lipstick frw
    <3

  3. Yeah! And we all wondered who would ever want yellow lipsticks while shopping at MAC…

  4. 2nd pic form the bottom… fail shoelace tying skill

    NICE PICTURES, WHAT’S YOUR CAMERA AND WHERE DID YOU TAKE PICTURES FROM?! I BET IF I HAD A CAMERA AS GOOD AS YOURS I CAN TAKE BETTER PIKCHURS!!!
    Let’s all sign an ogorek song…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRDaV-8zoR4

  5. The models really look like a mannequin! Oh, and I love the detail on the top and the bag. Really pretty.

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  6. Seems to be a great show! The make up is amazing!

  7. wow…the makeup is incredible!

  8. amazing images honey, you captured it beautifully
    xoxo
    marian

  9. These are amazing!!!!! You are lucky to have witnessed this collection.

  10. Your photos are phenomenal, Shini. I wish I’d gone to his show but this is the next best thing to being there. Better, in fact: I can see more detail than if I were there.

    It’s funny you said that: clowns and geishas freak me out, too. I’ll never forget a clown painting my aunt made that hung in their den.. nightmares!

    Thank you for putting together another great post.

  11. Nelli

    Please don’t type in all caps–it seems like you’re SCREAMING at us. Also, learn how to spell and stop being so ignorant. It takes months and even years of experience to learn how to use a DSLR properly and with skill.

    haters gonna hate

  12. Mel

    I’m so glad you featured him! I’m from M’sia & seeing him featured here with the full glory of his design details (oh the large rope belt, the opulent feathers and the colour pallette!) makes me proud we’re from the same country. Thanks Shini :)

  13. i think the sailor knot belt is the best :)
    make up is still too scary at this point for me :/

  14. miss.jules

    Incredible textures, thanks for sharing!

    Proud to see a fellow Malaysian doing good in LFW :)

  15. oh my, that makeup is amazing!

  16. Ogorek

    It’s funny (unfortunately in a quite pathetic way) how you can’t sense the sarcasm in my comment.

  17. Wow, i absolutely love this collection.
    Beautiful photos
    xo

  18. i feel like this collection is an escape from reality and the typical. and i love that.

  19. pretty funny. i actually really adore the make up.

  20. The designer is from Malaysia!!! I am pretty excited to see your photos with his collection.

  21. That last picture is stunning! Love your blog. Just discovered it!

  22. YEAY so proud of Bernard Chandran he’s from my country Malaysia.<3

  23. THE YELLOW LIPS. so wow.

  24. wow the make up!

  25. The makeup is outstanding! The garments are awesome too!

    BTW…I love your blog, Shini! And your photos are stellar!

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